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Book TV Alert
C-SPAN2's Book TV: May 20 - 22
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LIVE COVERAGE
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Book TV will be LIVE from BookExpo America, the book industry's annual trade show: Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET and Sunday 8:00 - 9:30 AM ET. Saturday's highlights will re-air Sunday 9:30 AM ET.
  • Saturday Book & Author Breakfast: featuring authors Sen. Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope; Amy Sedaris, I Like You; and John Updike, Terrorist; moderated by Marie Arana, Cellophane.
    (LIVE Saturday 8:00 AM ET)
  • Saturday Book & Author Luncheon: featuring authors Pat Buchanan, State of Emergency; Arianna Huffington, On Becoming Fearless; Frank Rich, The Greatest Story Ever Sold; and Andrew Sullivan, The Conservative Soul; moderated by Lynn Scherr, Outside the Box.
    (LIVE Saturday 12:00 PM ET)
  • LIVE CALL-INS with Mary Cheney, Frank Rich, Andrew Sullivan, Doro Bush Koch, and more.
  • Sunday Book & Author Breakfast: featuring authors Anderson Cooper, Dispatches From the Edge; Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land; and Monica Ali, Alentejo Blue; moderated by Andy Borowitz, The Republican Playbook.
    (LIVE Sunday 8:00 AM ET)

After Words
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This week, John Kasich, former Ohio congressman, discusses his book Stand for Something: The Battle for America's Soul. He is interviewed by Gene Sperling, former economic advisor to President Clinton and author of The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity.
(Saturday 9:00 PM ET, re-airs Sunday 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM ET)

Other Weekend Highlights
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  • Panel discussion: The Insurgency in Iraq featuring authors Nir Rosen, In the Belly of the Green Bird, and Ahmed Hashim, Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq. The discussion is moderated by National Public Radio foreign correspondent Anne Garrels.
    (Saturday 7:00 PM ET, re-airs Sunday 4:00 PM ET)
  • British journalist Melanie Phillips argues that Britain has become overly tolerant of the radical Islamicists who live there, a subject she takes up in her new book, Londonistan.
    (Saturday 8:00 PM ET, re-airs Sunday 5:00 PM ET)
  • In A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith, Anna-Lisa Cox reveals how Covert, a little township along Lake Michigan, became a community where pioneers of various races were able to live in the years just after the Civil War.
    (Sunday 7:00 PM ET)
  • James Robbins discusses his new book Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.
    (Sunday 8:15 PM ET)

Also, the Book TV Bus visits Concord and Portsmouth, NH; Boston and Fall River, MA; East Haddam, CT this week.


Quick Links
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  • Click here for this weekend's complete Book TV schedule
  • Click here for Book TV's coverage of BookExpo America
  • Watch select featured programs online
  • Book TV Website
  • The Book TV Bus


  • Questions? Comments?
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